[Cover photo credit to Jay Blakesberg]
Kicking off their 25th anniversary year, California Rock band ALO have announced their first full-length studio LP in eight years and ninth overall studio release, Silver Saturdays due out March 3, 2023 including a limited run of vinyl, via Brushfire Records.
Alongside the announcement, the band shares the first taste of the forthcoming project with track and video “Hot Damn“.
ALO will also hit the road this Spring on the Tour d’Amour XVI around the Western U.S. with support from Rainbow Girls on several dates, and other dates featuring Hot Buttered Rum, ORGŌNE, Ron Artis II and The Moore Brothers.
ALO considers Silver Saturdays to be an example of what happens when a band doesn’t break up and instead enjoys the fruition of their life long brotherhood. Meanwhile, the title nods to the band’s recent penchant for silver attire at their Saturday shows, which became a costume theme amongst their fan base and an acknowledgment of their silver “25th” anniversary.
Keyboardist and vocalist Zach Gill comments on “Hot Damn”:
‘Hot Damn’ is the eureka moment, the soulful epiphany, the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. As we behold our respective treasures, be they love, wisdom or an actual chest full of gold, we say to ourselves “Hot Damn!”
Animator and Director Deren Ney (Tom Petty, Grace Potter, Marcus King) who created the video adds:
The song explores the theme of digging around for the good stuff in life, so we reimagined the ALO origin story as a Goonies-style suburban adventure where the kids discover the greatest treasure of all: the power of rock and roll.
Recorded at Sun Machine studio, the album is a fully collaborative effort written by the band and co-produced alongside longtime engineer David Simon Baker.
ALO Live on Tour
West Coast, Spring 2023
Mar. 10 – Crystal Bay, NV – Crystal Bay Casino*
Mar. 11 – Crystal Bay, NV – Crystal Bay Casino**
Mar. 12 – Grass Valley, CA – Center For The Arts***
Mar. 15 – Carmel, CA – Folktake Winery #
Mar. 16 – Santa Barbara, CA – Soho #
Mar. 17 – Venice, CA – Venice West #
Mar. 18 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up #
Mar. 25 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore ##
Mar. 31 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir #
Apr. 01- Seattle, WA – Nectar Lounge #
* w/ Hot Buttered Rum
** w/ Orgone
*** w/ The Moore Brothers
# w/ Rainbow Girls
## w/ Ron Artis II